The Kechemeche Indians were the first to find the fascinating and beautiful stones now known as "Cape May Diamonds."
The Indians came to believe that these curious stones possessed supernatural power bringing success and good fortune.
"Cape May Diamonds" are pure quartz crystals and are found in a variety of sizes and colors. The actual source of these amazing gems is in the faraway upper reaches of the Delaware River. Pieces of quartz crystal are eroded and broken off from veins and pockets by the swift running waters of streams. Then begins the some 200 mile journey that takes thousands of years to complete.
The strong tidal flow against the hulk of the sunken concrete ship " Atlantus " is the cause for them to wash ashore here in such great abundance.
When polished and faceted, these gems have the actual appearance of real diamonds. Before the advent of modern gem scanning equipment, many a pawn broker was fooled by a "Cape May Diamond."
We have a large selection of "Cape May Diamond" rings available in our gift shop. Come visit and find your very own "Cape May Diamond" for the gem of your vacation!